An anthology film consisting of three distinct stories, all starring and directed by Gene Kelly. The film is unusual in that it has no spoken dialogue, with the characters performing their roles entirely through dance and mime. Kelly appears in all three stories, which feature leading dancers of the era including Tommy Rall, Igor Youskevitch, Tamara Toumanova and Carol Haney.
The movie was filmed in 1952 but the release was delayed until 1956 because of doubts at MGM about its commercial viability. The movie was a failure at the box office but is regarded as a landmark all-dance film today.